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 Moonlight Flitting (A).Moor-slayer or Mata-moros. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Moonstone.
 
A mineral so called on account of the play of light which it exhibits. Wilkie Collins has a novel called The Moonstone.   1
        “The moonstone contains bluish-white spots, which, when held to the light, present a … . silvery play of colour not unlike that of the moon.”—Ure: Chemical Dictionary.
 


 Moonlight Flitting (A).Moor-slayer or Mata-moros. 

 
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